Fans of Il Divo all over the world are mourning the death of Carlos Marín, who died in a hospital after being placed in a medically induced coma due to Covid-19. He was 53 years old.
His unfortunate death comes 3 days after it was reported that the powerhouse vocalist had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at the Manchester Royal Medical Center in England. A week before, the pop opera group announced that their tour had to be postponed due to an ongoing illness.
The remaining members of Il Divo – David Miller, Sébastien Izambard, and Urs Bühler – released a joint statement on their longtime friend’s death:
“It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away. He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There wiIl never be another voice or spirit like Carlos. For 17 years the four of us have been on this incredible journey of Il Divo together, and we will miss our dear friend. We hope and pray that his beautiful soul will rest in peace.”
The classical crossover group was formed by Simon Cowell back in 2003. Carlos Marín (a Spaniard born in Germany) was married to French-born singer Geraldine Larrosa (better know as Innocence) until 2009.
Take a look at the tribute from friends and fans here:
Shocking! Carlos Marin Superstar of IL Divo passed away from COVID, ironically we were performing together in Wuhan where this murederous monster virus was manufactured. RIP Carlos🖤he was only 53. pic.twitter.com/v9bi3vrxRE
— UriGeller.eth (@theurigeller) December 19, 2021
💔💔💔 @ildivoofficial I've been a huge fan for 17 years…countless concerts all over the US, meet and greets and private events because I love #ildivo music so much. Life is fragile. Rest in power with that insane baritone voice singing in heaven. #CarlosMarin #ildivofans pic.twitter.com/M06TOlPmqc
— Zulema Arroyo Farley (@TheLatinaMedium) December 19, 2021
Remembering a summer on tour with Il Divo & how kind Carlos was to the Bring it North kids I was managing as their support act.
Always a kind word for them, and a kick about with the football pre-show.
Massively sad news. #CarlosMarin pic.twitter.com/21MvlYVbnw
— M A V E N (@MavenCasting) December 20, 2021
What a terrible year… A man of great kindness and unequalled talent has just joined the stars. I think back to all the times we saw each other during these 16 years. Words are lacking in such circumstances. I will miss you very much Carlos💔 #carlosmarin #ildivo pic.twitter.com/Jv1CmVKxpv
— Charlotte Sinclair🌿🦊 (@Velane394_) December 19, 2021
Although the singer was vaccinated, he sadly lost his battle to the deadly virus. It’s heartbreaking to see him gone but his legacy will live on.